PhotoPeach is a great resource to get students away from PowerPoint. It is also really easy for students to use. They can upload their pictures. This appears once they log in:
They can also use pictures from Facebook or Picasa. Once they have uploaded their pictures, they can choose music from YouTube and give their slideshow a title. (This is their favorite part!) Once they create that, they have to edit it to add captions. (This is the only tricky part!) It is the yellow button next to download.
Once they are in edit, they can choose “edit captions & photos.” They can also change the music here or add more comments. That is it! They are done! It looks really nice once they are done. I think this would be great to retell a story or for a presentation. Students could also use this to talk about what they did over vacation because they would have some great photos. The only downside is that they cannot speak with this; it must all be typed. I feel that PhotoPeach is a classic tool that you can always use.